Thursday, January 14, 2010

The medicine for your conscience

Only at Calvary is the medicine for a wounded conscience to be found. From those five wounds of our blessed Lord healing fonts are streaming still; he that looks to him shall find peace and comfort and full salvation; but the doing and the feeling, and the performing of this and that, and ten thousand things beside, are all a mockery, a delusion, and a snare, they touch not the case. The disease of fallen humanity is wholly incurable except by the hand of Omnipotence. It is as easy for us to create a world as to create a new heart; and a man might us well hope to abolish cold and snow as hope to eradicate sin from his nature by his own power; he might us well say to this round earth, “I have emancipated thee from the curse of labor,” as say to himself, “I will set myself flee from the thraldom of sin.” Jehovah alone can save, it is his prerogative...

From a sermon entitled "The Faculty Baffled, The Great Physician Successful" delivered August 23, 1868. Image by Reinante El Pintor de Fuego under Creative Commons License.

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